(Note: This is a continuation of An Afternoon in Little Tokyo)
As it turned out, my day had not been a waste of time! I initially thought my adventure in Little Tokyo (Pasong Tamo, Makati) would result to a write-up about Choto Shop. I ended up discovering and liking Yamazaki Grocery instead!
Yamazaki Grocery was just around the corner from Choto, along Fernando St., across the side entrance of Plaza Fair.
Boy, was I like a kid in a candy shop (or in our context, a small kid in a fastfood burger joint)… Store attendants were helpful and courteous, too.
All the sauces I need! Even if their products were costlier than Choto, I found and bought all the items in my list! They even have real naruto (NOT the anime, mind you) – wow!
Grateful that everything was spelled out in English including their prices –whew!
Some of the items I bought from Yamazaki: aonoriko, bonito shavings, and adzuki beans.
They have a restaurant where you can unwind after shopping. They serve authentic Japanese dishes at affordable prices (I mean compared to the ones at the malls).
Yamazaki made my afternoon in Little Tokyo absolutely worthwhile. Once I use up the items I bought, I am definitely going back! Arigato gozaimasu, Yamazaki!